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Alien by arvalis Alien by arvalis
A doodle i did during class. Aliens is one of my all time favorite movies.

Come a long way since this: [link]

Photoshop CS3: 5 hours
AlienİHR Giger
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amesjeff12 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A doodle? That's friggin awesome.
WarwicksComicArt Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very atmospheric 
vevans0009 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Seeing this pic reminds of that iconic shriek that is heard in the Alien and Prometheus trailers!!!!
muaddib042 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Pretty sweet, Aliens is also my fav
Queen-Koopa Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I really love this picture :D
angelanovus Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
CTSael Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
This is a wonderful piece! :) The tail's a bit thin, but the rest of it looks amazing. I also find it kind of amusing, because the intent when filming the series was to never show too much of the Alien's humanoid figure. Any scenes with too much shown were made into deleted scenes or outtakes.
alexthebrony777 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Best movie ever. And that is amazing. there are no other words... it captures everything that makes alien, alien.
Stradomyre Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Best alien film ever.
warrior1944 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
I love it! :D The only negative about this one is that the tail is a bit thin and should be a bit fatter at some points but else perfect! :D
LittleBoazFly Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
So Great :D :heart: <3
BattlefieldArt Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Nice Lighting. Need To Work on the lit leg, It looks too flat. Other Than That. It Is Eye watering.
P0LITICALLYINC0RRECT Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Student General Artist
cool picture of one of my favorite movies. :D
RawrReaper Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if xenomorphs were intelligent then you'd think they'd be responsible for abductions.
invaderzim42 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
great job!! its one of my favorite movies to
GuidedShmelc Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
I actually think this is the worst nightmare of the Alien collection. An Alien being able to focus that immense strength using humanoid support systems. It'd be a straight up brawl against something like this...Only thing that'd make it worse would be human intelligence... x_x..There I go giving myself nightmares and illusions again, but I can't help to wonder. What would a intelliectually(sp :p) powered monster like this do in a story. I tend to make characters for photos, often without, and base abilities. ^_^...Something that I'm actually good at as my actual rp abilities is not even third rate. ^_^;.... Though I got to ask. Could I design a character format for this creature? It'd be my pleasure. ^_^
bigdaddy236 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
wow really creepy but i like it
WhoIsTyler Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
The expression and pose is amaing my only complaint is not enough giger in it but I guess thats what makes it so good.
cheazypredy Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
This is a very well drawn peace of work......But at this angle the alien is blocking the veiwers only way out of the hive entence........OMG.....grab the nearest rock and thow it at the alien maybe it will fallow it like a ball LoL LoL X>
scesher Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
have you made this with alchemy?
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
no, just one brush in PS
SwipingMonocles Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Student Writer
FFFFF. Alien's anatomy just makes me want to jizz my pants, I'ts just way too much fun to draw.
You caught this pose beautifully- I absoutely love it.

( Please, pardon my language but I'm honestly at a loss for words, I think I'm in love with your "doodle". xD )
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
lol i definitely approve of your language, you ought to check out a few of the other creatures designs i have in my gallery ;p
SwipingMonocles Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Student Writer
I think I shall.
DaSpartan Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
Call me odd but I love the background in there.
fromthedead Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
VampRixx Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
love these aliens! forgot big heads and green bodies, these guys rule!
Micronaut-Chan Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009   Photographer
Wow this is the most actual scary looking Alien artwork I've ever seen. It's eerie! Like how they should all be. You couldn't have done it any better. I love the dark shading :) :+favlove:
Angaturama Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
this is the real alien
Name-Changer Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
It looks more humanoid than the other versions and i think this is the scariest looking one. The other types arent scary, they just seem like fighting types of characters.

This version, probably much closer to how Giger visioned it, makes it look like the monster in your mind, in the shadows, breathing down your neck yet no where to be found at the same time. There is no escape wherever you go. It's all just a matter of time, and during that time you can reflect on your life and plea for the mercy that will not be given, for the swift death when in reality you or your friends will only recieve a swift disaperance.
The light at the end of the dark cave adds great symbolism to the picture. It's as if you've been crappy your pants for the last 24 hours, and not the sort to go back and joke around the camp fire. The kind to leave you in a mental institution or at par with war veterans who came back not knowing who they are anymore. So now you finally see the light, your only escape from this dark hell, but then for the first time you look at your pursuer face to face. Not a sound from across your isolated room, not the movement you thought you saw, not the moment when it was busy making off with your petrified friend. It's the moment when it looks straight on at you. Your time has come.

It may have been a mere doodle but to me this seems very symbolic and represents what Alien 1 gave to its audience. The only thing i think would further inhance the feeling would be if the right claw wasnt raised or as open. It could be posed in a way that makes him seem more like Death in alien form.

But regardless this is an instant fav because it definetly says "In space, no one can hear you scream"
arvalis Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
thanks so much for your kind, albeit verbose, compliment :D
xenomorph1112 Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
S-s-s-so b-b-beautiful! That's amazing! I love the attention to detail in both the alien and the hive, as well as the lighting effects used. Simply genious!
cthu Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
This is one of the better Xenomorph pictures I have ever seen! Keep up the fantastic work!
Erikku360 Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
cool... :clap:
Skirtzzz Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
thanks alli
Skirtzzz Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
of course buddy!
NaughtyBoy83 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
Amazing work, just amazing.
DjangoX Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
The things can that came come from a mere doodle. The awesome... awesome things.... O_O;
EvilEvan64 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
Wow. I've never seen any of the alien movies but this is awesome.
Kazzugin Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
nice now where is it from i thought it was from AVP
arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
avp is a trashy movie series. The alien is from the four alien movies, Alien, Aliens, Alien 3, and Alien Resurrection
Kazzugin Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
ouch hurtin avp arnt ya n otay i just neva heard of da alien series ^^;
nithoan Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lets make this into a game or movie, haha
Skatora Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love, love, love!!
Zephroth Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I cant wait to see what you can do with a full compliment of time on a piece. most of mine take generaly 15-25+ hours. I hope to one day get as fast as you are.
PredatrHuntr Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
I love that I can see the little tendrils in his forearm. Nice little detail there. The tunnel also has a nice gradual pull into darkness...I feel as though I am already at the bottom of a pit and I will soon be Alien fodder...
Ah, it brings me back to the good ol' days... very well done. :D
MerihemXx Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Hobbyist
Wow, man, I usually don't like alians, But this is just to cool to be able to make judgement on that.
Teen-Zetsu Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
Alien's is in your house devouring your dog lol, great picture ^_^.
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